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Meet Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich

on March 24, 2017 - 11:54am
Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich takes the lines less traveled. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Charlotte “Charlie” Ulrich, a ninth grader at Los Alamos High School, has been invited to ski at the North America Junior Freeride Championships April 5-9 at Kirkwood Mountain, Calif. Ranked third in North America in the 12-14 year-old female ski category, she is in her second year of training and competing with the Taos Winter Sports Team and has been sponsored this season by Head-Ski.

Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich

Ulrich began skiing at Pajarito Mountain

County’s Matthew Valdez Retires After 21 Years

on March 24, 2017 - 8:48am

Los Alamos County Technical Support Specialist Matthew Valdez, center, celebrates his retirement with Nina Fresquez, Wayne Kohlrust and many other friends and colleagus at his farewell party Thursday afternoon at the Municipal Building. Valdez celebrates 21 years working for Los Alamos County and most recently worked in the County's records department. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Matthew Valdez and his father, Ruben Valdez who retired from Los Alamos County 25 years ago. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Matthew Valdez' mother Juanita Valdez and Los Alamos County Custodian

Governor Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Honor And Mourning Of U.S. Air Force Capt. Kenneth Dalga

on March 24, 2017 - 8:20am
Flag at half-staff in mourning of Capt. Kenneth Dalga. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, March 24, 2017 in honor and mourning of U.S. Air Force Capt. Kenneth Dalga.
 
Capt. Dalga and his crewmates Major Andrew Becker and Capt. Frederick Dellecker were killed March 14, 2017 in the line of duty. Martinez is calling for flags to be flown at half-staff in their memory until sunset Saturday, March 25, 2017.
 
The full text of the executive order:
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER

Business After Hours March 29

on March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
 
CHAMBER News:
 
Time: 5:30-7 p.m. MDT
Date: Wednesday March 29
Location: 1475 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544
 
Fees/Admission: Free
 

Pinon Park Pool Memberships Now Available

on March 24, 2017 - 6:42am

America’s Small Business Development Centers Host Inaugural National SBDC Day

on March 24, 2017 - 6:03am
 
SBDC News:
 
BURKE, VA  Business has changed dramatically over the last 37 years, and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has been there throughout.
 
Since 1980, America’s SBDCs— the nation’s largest business assistance network—have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship.
 
With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources to succeed.

Community Invited To Fish Fry Dinner At IHM Tonight

on March 24, 2017 - 5:50am

Los Alamos DPU Launches New App

on March 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

COUNTY News:

An improved way for customers to access their DPU utility accounts

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) today announced the launch of its free Los Alamos DPU App by Smart Energy Systems. According to DPU officials it’s a new cloud-based platform with a friendly interface for DPU customers to access their account, track consumption, and pay utility bills from their computer or mobile device.    

In 2015, a DPU customer satisfaction survey revealed that a segment of customers wanted more online functions.

“Customers under the age of 45 told us that they wanted

LAPS Kindergarten Round-Up

on March 23, 2017 - 2:39pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Kindergarten Round-Up will be on Wednesday, April 5, at all Los Alamos Elementary Schools.
 
Children who turn five by September 1, 2017, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Kindergarten Round Up is an important step in the pre-registration process, and gives parents and children an idea of what to expect for kindergarten.
 
Parents and students will get to meet kindergarten teachers, principals, school nurse, school counselor, and other key school personnel.

New Mexico Bank & Trust Hosts Community Appreciation Open House In Los Alamos March 29

on March 23, 2017 - 9:54am

The community is invited to an open house Wednesday at New Mexico Bank & Trust at 15th and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

NMB&T News:

New Mexico Bank & Trust invites the community to join them 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, for an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled Los Alamos Banking Center lobby at 1475 Central Ave.

Guests will be treated to refreshments and have the opportunity to visit with the friendly New Mexico Bank & Trust staff.

“We are excited to welcome the community into our newly remodeled lobby,” said Vice President, Banking Center

Hargraves: Highlights Of Work Session 5:30 p.m. Today

on March 23, 2017 - 9:28am
By BILL HARGRAVES
LAPS School Board Member

Schools are important to the entire community. School Board decisions directly affect outcomes and success of our schools. For good reasons, it is difficult and time consuming to stay informed about School Board activities. These columns, planned prior to each Board Meeting and Work Session, highlight Board agenda items that might interest students, parents teachers and the community at large.

A Work Session is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. today at Pinon Elementary School. Agenda item 10 is a budget presentation and discussion.

Los Alamos Students Shine At 'MathCounts' Competition

on March 23, 2017 - 8:41am

Four students from Mountain Elementary School took fourth place out of 25 teams at the New Mexico State MathCounts Competition Feb. 18 at UNM-Albuquerque. From left, Alex Livescu, Pasha Trudolyubov, Isaac Gao, Sonya Ebey, Coach Jane Lataille and Coach Phuong Nguyen. Also pictured is Dr. Walter Gerstle, PE, president of the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, whose firm organizes the state competition. A team from Los Alamos Middle School took second place. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Friday's Leadership Los Alamos Economic Development Session

on March 23, 2017 - 8:12am

Participants in the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos class learn about local economic development during an all-day session Friday. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA participants learn about local economic development. Photo by Martha Katko

COMMUNITY News:

Participants in the 2016-17 class of Leadership Los Alamos participated in an economic development session Friday.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the area.

Each class

Los Alamos Middle School Pianist Julia Chen Selected For Artist Master Class With Artist Yi-Heng Yang

on March 23, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos pianist Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Julia Chen, a 12-year-old pianist from Los Alamos—having appeared in last week’s news as the Mountain Club 2017 State Swim Champion—trades in her swim cap this weekend for the keyboard of a 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand.
 
Chen, who although having studied piano only four years, has shown a “great dedication to the piano along with a developing command of advanced repertoire,” according to her teacher, Dr. Madeline Williamson of Los Alamos Piano Studio.
 
Chen’s teacher nominated her for the honor of being one of four

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Represents Judiciary During Legislative Session

on March 23, 2017 - 7:24am
Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados seemed relieved that the legislative session was over as she headed to court Monday morning. She has been spending two to three days a week at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe representing the judiciary and in particular the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association.

Casados has served on the bench since 2003 and was elected president of the association last September.

“I make sure the Magistrate Court Docket is cleared,” she said.

Daily Postcard: Tsankawi Trail

on March 23, 2017 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: A recent hike along the Tsankawi Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Raffle Benefits Hope Pregnancy Center’s Mobile Ultrasound Services

on March 22, 2017 - 3:21pm

Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Fla. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The winning ticket in a Hope Pregnancy Center raffle will get the lucky ticket holder a seven-night stay at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Fla., according to Interim Executive Director Deborah Goodwin.

Tickets are $10 each and only 400 are being sold for the April 19 raffle.

“The best part is that check-in is March 24, 2018, which is during the Los Alamos Schools spring break,” Goodwin said.

The condo raffle only includes living accommodations in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that sleeps eight people, so the

A Mountaineer’s Story: Backpacking The Light Way March 28

on March 22, 2017 - 2:39pm
Rick Light's book Backpacking the Light Way can help you enjoy the outdoors in safety, style, and comfort. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
On Tuesday, March 28, Author and adventurer Rick Light will reveal how to shed pack weight without sacrificing comfort.
 
This free talk is part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. and includes information about upcoming outings. The presentation will start by 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Rick Light will open your eyes to the freedom of hiking light.

Los Alamos County’s New Website Launches Today

on March 22, 2017 - 10:42am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County announced today that it has launched a new website, hosted by a third-party “cloud based” provider Civic Live. It is the first time in eight years that the County has substantially re-designed its website. The web address remains the same: www.losalamosnm.us; however, residents with bookmarked pages will need to visit the new site and set new bookmarks as a result of the change.

The launch of the new site is the culmination of planning and research that began in 2016. After a competitive procurement process, a County project team selected Civic Live and worked

Los Alamos County Issues RFP For Two Land Parcels

on March 22, 2017 - 10:05am

COUNTY News:

Over the weekend, Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division published a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for two land parcels located behind Los Alamos Medical Center, at the end of 35th Street, just south of Trinity Drive. Most residents better know these sites as the location of the former Los Alamos Site Office.

As stated in the RFP, the County “endeavors to develop an entirely new neighborhood that is environmentally and financially sustainable in a safe and beautiful high desert setting.” Parcels A-13-2 and A-12 are approximately 11.8 acres, and the

United Way Holds Annual Board Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2017 - 8:42am

The full board of United Way of Northern New Mexico gathered for its annual meeting Tuesday in the Lecture Hall at UNM-LA. Board members from left, President Steve Boerigter, LANL; Kristy Ortega; executive director United Way; Liddie Martinez, LANB market president; Treasurer Dr. Cynthia Rooney, CEO of UNM-LA; Marie Marroquin, United Way finance director; Valerie Martinez; vice president at Century Bank, Manuel Valdez, State Farm Insurance agent; Joseph Sanchez, CEO Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative; Vice President Carol A.
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Mural Arts With Leland Chapin Mondays & Wednesdays

on March 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Zero DWI Arrests In Los Alamos Thanks To St. Patrick’s Day Buzz Bus And LAPD’s Saturation Patrols

on March 22, 2017 - 7:37am

COUNTY News:

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 was a safe one thanks to Atomic City Transit (ACT), the Los Alamos Police Department, and the Los Alamos DWI Planning Council.

The County's Buzz Bus offered safe rides 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 59 people took advantage of this free service. Charles Flowers, the ACT supervisor on duty, remarked that “Passengers were happy the service was available for their use, but more so were very happy other people were using it because it meant no drunk drivers on the road. What a great service the County of Los Alamos provides.”

In addition, the Los Alamos Police

On The Job In Los Alamos: TriState Care-Flight Helicopter Pilot Charles Smith

on March 22, 2017 - 7:29am

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter pilot Charles Smith is on the job Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center were he is waiting to transport paramedics and a patient. A retired 19-year US Army veteran, Smith has worked as a relief pilot for TriState for more than two years covering all bases in New Mexico. He and his wife are permanent RVers here in New Mexico. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter arrives Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center to pick up a patient. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Signs Of The Times – A New PAC In Town

on March 22, 2017 - 7:12am

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