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Police Release Photo Of Car Sought In Elderly Woman's Beating And Robbery Case

on May 24, 2017 - 7:35pm
LAPD is seeking information on this vehicle as part of the investigation into the beating and robbery of an elderly woman. Courtesy/LAPD
 
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department has released the photo of a vehicle they believe was driven by two women who followed an elderly Los Alamos woman home May 12 from Smith’s Marketplace. The victim in her 80s, was then beaten by one of the women and left lying in her driveway until someone happened to hear her screaming and rendered assistance.

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Los Alamos Choral Society Concert May 28

on May 24, 2017 - 5:27pm
Mary Badarak
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

When Mary Badarak steps up to lead the Los Alamos Choral Society's 2017 spring concert Sunday, she will be presenting a showcase of her work—not only as a director, but as a composer and arranger as well.

Badarak will be retiring from Choral Society after this concert, "Broadway to Beatles to Badarak and Beyond," which is scheduled at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the United Church of Los Alamos. (Tickets, $15 for adults and free for students, are available now at CB FOX, and will be available at the door Sunday.)

This year,

Rattlesnake Spotted Near Pajarito Trail

on May 24, 2017 - 4:47pm

This rattlesnake was seen about 9:30 a.m. today next to Cabra Loop Trail near the intersection of Pajarito Trail. Photo by Joy Green

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Napa Auto Parts

on May 24, 2017 - 12:21pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Napa Auto Parts Manager John Chicoine, left, and parts salesman Eli Trujillo assist customers at the 201 Knecht St. store. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond Plea To County Council - Can't We Compromise?

on May 24, 2017 - 11:58am
By LAUREN GRIFFITH
Los Alamos

Following the recent recreation bond election outcome, I wondered if there is a possible compromise that we could look at. 

From discussions with and reading opinions by ‘no’ voters, it sounds like there were two main issues with the bond (I realize there were others, but these seemed to be the biggest):

a) it was ‘all or nothing’ and many of them might have been happy with some of the projects, but not all of them; and

b) it was going to increase property taxes, resulting in debt for us and future generations. 

I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with the

‘100 Days Of Summer’ Kicks Off Friday!

on May 24, 2017 - 11:37am

COUNTY News:

“100 Days of Summer” kicks off Friday on Los Alamos County.

Get out. Get active. That's the theme for this new collaborative program from Community Services, with lots of fun things to see and do in this community all summer long.

Check out the full booklet of information on the Community Services webpage here, and learn how to win prizes.

Also, booklets are availble Friday night at the Community Services table at the summer concert at Ashley Pond Park along with other free promotional items celebrating all the days of summer in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

on May 24, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith

PEEC Offers Class With Local Artist Lisa Coddington

on May 24, 2017 - 8:21am

Hedge hog cactus by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on drawing and watercolor using botanical and natural subjects 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday June 1 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels and is limited to 13 students. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, nature-inspired art.

 Participants will explore pencil and watercolor techniques that portray plants and animals.

HillStrummers Participate In Las Cruces UkeFest

on May 24, 2017 - 8:02am

The Organ Mountains are reflected in the window behind the BESC Hillstrummers Ukulele group photo. Back row from left, Dan Gerth, Sabine Shurter, Jan Littleton, Jowilla Forman, Holly Kenney and Ruth Lier. Front row from left, Doris Ford, Diane Little, Patricia Rathbone, Yvonne Trujillo, Elise Lee and Irene Powell. Attendees not present for photo, Janet Harris, Darlene Potter and retiring instructor Kathleen Galbraith of Chama. Photo by Doris Ford

COMMUNITY News:

Fourteen members of the Betty Ehardt Senior Center Hillstrummers Ukulele group and their instructor participated in the three day

Award-winning Authors Speak At Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting June 8

on May 24, 2017 - 6:45am
LAGA News:
 
Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts, award-winning authors of the new Genealogy Checklist book, will be the guest speakers at the Los Alamos Genealogical Association, at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos at 2400 Central Ave.
 
All are welcome – beginners and advanced searchers. Topics covered will be all the resources needed for a search from experienced users – libraries, archives, bibles, census, oral history, old pictures, the Mormon Library Archives, Ancestry.com, DNA, and more. The event is free and open to the public.
 
For

Voters Reject Recreation Bond By 486 Votes

on May 23, 2017 - 10:54pm
Scene this evening in Council Chambers as community members wait for election results. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas announces election results this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The results were close but in the end Los Alamos voters did not pass the $23 million general bond election question.

 

The ballot question failed by 486 votes. There were 3,446 ballots for the bond and 3,932 ballots against it.

Voters Defeat Los Alamos Recreation Bond

on May 23, 2017 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County voters defeat the Recreation Bond in the 2017 Special Election. The vote is 3,446 for to 3,932 against. Slightly more than half of the 13,484 registered voters cast ballots in this election, according to Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the full story at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crowd watches this evening in Council Chambers as the election results are announced. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Watch Live Streaming On LA Daily Post Facebook Page

on May 23, 2017 - 7:53pm

Staff Report

Watch live streaming of the 2017 Recreation Bond Election returns on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page and click video.

Voting Closes For 2017 Recreation Bond Election

on May 23, 2017 - 7:08pm

Voting has closed this evening at 7 p.m. in the 2017 Special Election on the Recreation Bond. The lobby of the Los ALamos County Municipal Building is empty at the moment. The results are expected to be announced by the County Clerk between 7:30 and 8 p.m. so check back at ladailypost.com for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: Nara Gross At Metzger's

on May 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

On the job in Los Alamos: As the weather warms up, Paint Department Manager Nara Gross at Metzger's Hardware Store in Los Alamos is staying busy helping customers with their painting needs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPS Foundation Grant Enables Santa Fe Artist To Lend Expertise And Inspiration To LAMS Students

on May 23, 2017 - 11:50am

LAMS students glaze their ceramic pieces. Photo by Pamela Messer

A student’s work of art. Photo by Pamela Messer

LAPSF News:

Earlier in the school year, Santa Fe artist Pamela Messer visited Los Alamos Middle School on several occasions to work with the students and teachers on creating ceramic masterpieces. These visits were made possible in great part by a $1,500 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The students learned to make, glaze and fire ceramic pieces, and the teachers used the experience to assess the possibility of installing a new kiln at the Middle School.

Los Alamos County And Historical Society Honored With Edgar Lee Hewett Award

on May 23, 2017 - 10:53am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, left, and Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan with the Edgar Lee Hewett Award given by the Historical Society of New Mexico to the County and the Historical Society for outstanding service to the people of New Mexico, as related to New Mexico history. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Don Bullis, Historical Society of New Mexico board member, presented the 2017 Edgar Lee Hewett Award to Georgia Strickfaden, who represented the Los Alamos Historical Society and Los Alamos County at the presentation. Courtesy/LAC

Ute Indian Museum Grand Opening June 10

on May 23, 2017 - 10:51am

The Ute Indian Museum grand opening celebration is June 10. Courtesy/historycolorado.org

UTE INDIAN MUSEUM News:

With approximately 200 artifacts, the exhibits will feature artifacts that have never been on display including a velvet dress belonging to Chipeta and a painted hide.

Objects that highlight contemporary Ute life including a beaded cell phone case, an oil rig drill bit, and a Bear Dance shawl will also be displayed. Many beloved artifacts will return to the museum, especially belongings of Ute leaders Chief Ignacio, Chief Buckskin Charley, Chief Ouray and Chipeta.

“We are

Council Proclaims May 26 As Poppy Day in Los Alamos

on May 23, 2017 - 10:15am

County Councilor James Chrobocinski presents a proclamation at the May 16 Council meeting to longtime American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd, right, and her assistant Randy Moore proclaiming May 26 as Poppy Day in Los Alamos. Todd will be selling poppies noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilors donate and receive a poppy from American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd and her assistant Randy Moore. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd and her assistant Randy

Call For Pets To Visit Los Alamos Teen Center

on May 23, 2017 - 9:28am

Courtesy/LATC

Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

Los Alamos Teen Center is hosting de-stress activities for teens over the next couple weeks as Los Alamos High School heads into finals week and wraps up the school year.

The Teen Center is seeking puppies, kittens and any other cute, socialized animals to visit the Teen Center May 23, May 25, May 30 and June 1. Pet owners are asked to accompany their pets for the entire visit.

The Teen Center is looking for animal visits 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. on the dates listed above.

What better way to support local teens through this time of

On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Pub Crawl Through Downtown Los Alamos June 1

on May 23, 2017 - 7:41am

HILL STOMPERS News:

The Hill Stompers Band will lead a family-friendly pub crawl through downtown Los Alamos Thursday, June 1. Jeff Favorite, leader of the Hill Stompers, says that this is, as far as he knows, the first-ever Los Alamos pub crawl to be led by a live band.

“People ask me, ‘What, you’re going to both bars?,’” Favorite said. “But there are actually seven or eight bars downtown now.”

The Hill Stompers Band is known for crazy antics, fun performances, and exciting music in Los Alamos and Santa Fe (as well as Durango and Telluride, Colo.). The band has led a Mardi Gras Pub

LACF: Training On Volunteer Recruitment Thursday

on May 23, 2017 - 7:12am

LACF News:

Volunteer recruitment will be the topic at 5 p.m. Thursday at the nonprofit training session at UNM-LA’s Wallace Hall, hosted by Los Alamos Community Foundation:

  • Preparing Your Nonprofit to Participate in  the “Volunteer Fair At Chamberfest”
  • Thursday, May 25, 5 p.m.
  • UNM-LA, Wallace Hall in Bldg. 5

Martha Katko of Leadership Los Alamos will discuss best practices when recruiting volunteers and give tips for avoiding pitfalls after a potential volunteer has expressed interest.

Nebulae And Monsters At Nature Center Planetarium

on May 23, 2017 - 7:11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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​PEEC News:

Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the glowing patches of dust and gas in the sky and more during his presentation about Nebulae and their significance in the galaxy, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Sea Monstersa film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in planetarium. The film follows fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is

National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 31

on May 23, 2017 - 7:04am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Los Alamos Senior Centers and Los Alamos Retirement Community to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31,  “With Movement… There’s Improvement!”

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is all about showcasing what local groups are doing to help keep seniors healthy and fit. Why not try out a dance, music, and physical fitness class at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, White Rock Senior Center, or the Aquatic Center?

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